For the start of the winter semester 2021/22, the CLS offers a few online presentations to lecturers, presenting the features that have been newly available on RWTHmoodle lately. This includes the features released with the update to Moodle version 3.11 as well as the plugins "Etherpad" and "StudentQuiz", which can now be used in the course rooms by all managers. More information about the presentations and registration can be found here.
At the beginning of the winter semester there are some new features in RWTHmoodle: The previous pilot plugins "StudentQuiz" and "Etherpad" have proven themselves in the test phase and will be available by default in every course room from now on. Managers can now restore content from course rooms by themselves by uploading course backup files. Due to numerous user feedbacks on the Moodle update to version 3.11, we have revised the redesign of the activity completion once again. The new arrangement of the activity completion labels makes the course room look less overloaded and more spacious. This revised redesign will be released with the next update at the end of October. More information on these and all other new features can be found in an overview of the "New features winter semester 2021/22".
For organizational reasons, the weekly maintenance window has been changed to Thursday, 7-8 a.m., effective September 1. The system is not available during this time. Please take this into account when planning your courses, especially when setting deadlines.
On August 25, RWTHmoodle was updated to version 3.11. This update will bring some new visual and functional features for users: Until now, checkboxes were displayed to the right of the activities. If checkboxes were marked here, the activities were considered completed. After the update, activity completions are now highlighted more clearly in color and text immediately below the activities. Completion conditions that are required for the successful completion of an activity (e.g. a grade) can now also be displayed below the activity on the course page. Quizzes as well offer more transparency: from now on students are informed of the grade to pass the test even before it begins. Managers additionally have the possibility to upload and restore course backup files to RWTHmoodle on their own. While up to now only the system administration was able to do this, now the lecturers can manage their courses even more easily themselves. More information about the new features can be found here.